“Electric Literature, the quarterly literary journal known among bookish elites as much for its carefully selected short stories as its multi-platform distribution, are the first literary magazine to get the iPad treatment. EL for iPad includes specialties like video playback, an audiobook, art and photo illustrations, and even live readings by authors, who in the past have included Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham, MacArthur “Genius” grant winners, and other masters of the written word. The best part? The free app allows Electric Literature’s video collaborations, the publisher’s sometimes witty, sometimes haunting, and sometimes downright mesmerizing book videos, to appear harmoniously alongside the short stories that inspired them.
Electric Literature’s iPad app is preloaded with work by literary powerhouse Jim Shepard as well as Rick Moody’s “Some Contemporary Characters,” which was written for and serialized by Twitter, giving Electric Literature the indie fame it deserved.”
Nice to see that Jim is playing a small part in transitioning us to the 21st century… iPad owners should download the free app and tell us what they think!